The Hero and the Grave: The Theme of Death in the Films of John Ford, Akira Kurosawa and Sergio Leone (Paperback)

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The theme of death is an essential component of film narrative, particularly in how it affects the hero. Filmmakers from different cultures and backgrounds have developed distinct yet archetypal perspectives on death and the protagonist's response. Focusing on Western and Japanese period genre films, the author examines the work of John Ford (1894-1973), Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) and Sergio Leone (1929-1989) and finds similarities regarding death's impact on the hero's sense of morality.

About the Author


Alireza Vahdani is a film analyst and fiction writer. His research interests includes American and Japanese period films.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781476664101
ISBN-10: 1476664102
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: August 9th, 2018
Pages: 175
Language: English